Much Ado About Nothing at The Shakespeare Tavern


Much Ado About Nothing

Runs February 8, 13, 20, 23, March 1, 7, 13, 16, 22, 28, 2014 (in repertory)

Directed by J. Tony Brown

Shakespeare’s second-famous “battle of the sexes” play. Will Benedick, the ever-confirmed bachelor, admit his love for the equally witty and equally independent Beatrice? Will the young lovers Claudio and Hero survive the devious meddling of others? What do you want to bet there will be two weddings in the end?

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday March 16 after the show!

Don Pedro – Matt Nitchie

Don John – Paul Hester*

Claudio – Jonathan Horne

Benedick – Andrew Houchins*

Leonato – Troy Willis*

Antonio – Doug Kaye*

Borachio – Vinnie Mascola

Conrade – Nicholas Faircloth

Dogberry – Drew Reeves*

Verges – Clarke Weigle

Sexton – Doug Kaye*

Friar Frances – Doug Kaye*

Hero – Kathryn Lawson

Beatrice – Erin Considine

Margaret – Kati Grace Brown

Ursula – Nikole Williams

The Watch – Paul Hester*, Nick Arapolgou* Chris Schulz

Musicians – Drew Reeves*, Chris Schulz, Clarke Weigle

Balthasar – Nick Arapoglou*

Performance days & times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM. 10 AM most Tuesday and Wednesdays.

Ticket Prices:

Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats

Regular Ticket Prices:

Thurs night:

All regular (non-preview) Thursday shows are $20 for adults and $15 for students Except for A Christmas Carol when all Thursdays (except for the preview) are $24 Main/$20 Box/$15 Balcony


Friday night (and December 17, 18, 23 (2pm):

Main: $32

Box: $26

Balcony: $22


Saturday night (and December 20, 21, 22, 23 (7:30pm) and February 14, 2014:

Main: $36

Box: $30

Balcony: $24


Sunday night:

Main: $28

Box: $22

Balcony: $15

An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Discount Ticket Options: $15 for Previews (unless otherwise noted);.

Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays.

Not valid on Saturday nights.

$14 for 10am matinees.

$3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays.

Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at

For information on:

The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or visit our website at

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at 404-874-5299, X59 or

Accessibility and The Shakespeare Tavern: The Shakespeare Tavern is handicapped accessible. Please let the box office know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to make your Shakespeare Tavern experience the very best we can. Our handicapped entrance ramp/parking is located directly behind our building. Once you turn onto Renaissance Parkway from Peachtree Street, you will turn right onto Courtland Street. The Tavern’s back entrance will be immediately on your right once you clear the building on the corner and the traffic poles. The turn comes up quickly, so please drive slowly. Handicapped parking is directly in front of the ramp, behind our building.                              

Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5.

DO NOT park on Pine Street or in the empty parking lots on Pine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a “first come, first served” basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages. For reservations or more information, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or order tickets on-line at